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Re: The forum is dead - long live the forum!

THANK YOU, TORBEN!!! I left my previous job earlier this year, and one thing I forgot to do was to grab the patched preferences app that runs under modern versions of Java. Googling for the solution led me to one of the missing threads. I had to dig out my original paper documentation to find even ...
by -jeffB
14 Oct 2010, 15:43
 
Forum: About this forum
Topic: The forum is dead - long live the forum!
Replies: 9
Views: 2098

I sure hope it's true. The bad news, of course, is that the touchscreens will ONLY work with OS X 10.5, and that a 20" display will cost US$2999. :-)
by -jeffB
01 Mar 2007, 16:13
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: New apple multitouch device?
Replies: 1
Views: 1888

Re: I've tried to PM, am I doing something wrong?

Hello everyplace! What you should do is send a personal message ("PM") to me, but I haven't received one from you yet. Read "Rule 2.1)" posted at the top of this page -- that should make everything clear. Send me a PM by clicking the link in Rule 2.1) or by clicking on the "...
by -jeffB
01 Mar 2007, 14:48
 
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Sign-up list for Stenovations MacNTouch units
Replies: 15
Views: 5678

Doesn't this sound a bit like the "cell-phone interference" problems some users have reported? Static or external interference would be my first guess, particularly if the board passes diagnostics.
by -jeffB
27 Feb 2007, 16:42
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Left half Lagging and problems
Replies: 20
Views: 7514

Okay from Mozilla 1.7.13 on OS X 10.3.9...
by -jeffB
08 Feb 2007, 19:55
 
Forum: About this forum
Topic: Forum is currently partially broken! - FIXED!
Replies: 8
Views: 3590

Re: Fingerworks and laptop (iPhone?) screens

I’ll admit that I am curious to know if my “through the LCD” demo had anything to do with the eventual design of the iPhone multi-touch screen. And no, I’m not trying to say I deserve any money for the idea, even if I was actually the first to come up with it. Someone at Fingerworks may have alread...
by -jeffB
16 Jan 2007, 15:37
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: Application of FW technology at Apple?
Replies: 27
Views: 15308

Well, now we know what Apple's doing with FingerWorks tech.

The good news: now we can get a multitouch input device.

The better news: it combines multitouch with a touch screen.

The bad news: it's a 3.5-inch screen.

The worse news: it comes bundled with an iPod and cell phone.

Sigh...
by -jeffB
09 Jan 2007, 18:57
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: Well, now we know what Apple's doing with FingerWorks tech.
Replies: 20
Views: 9187

I just received a copy of the same form letter ivanw got. Oh, well.
by -jeffB
07 Dec 2006, 16:58
 
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Amazin selling Fingerworks iGesture Mini Keyboard
Replies: 34
Views: 11050

Ugh, same thing here -- just received the tracking number, and the status page says the shipped weight is 0.20Lb. Sigh. Oh, well -- every once in a while, a deal like this DOES work out. Like the lottery ads used to say, "you gotta play to win"... and at least, unlike the lottery, I'm not ...
by -jeffB
05 Dec 2006, 22:02
 
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Amazin selling Fingerworks iGesture Mini Keyboard
Replies: 34
Views: 11050

Woohoo! Thanks for the heads-up! I decided to be generous and only buy one, particularly since the shipping doubles if you buy two. :?

I sure hope that it's a working Mini (as shown in three of the pictures), and not a stylus (as shown in the fourth)!
by -jeffB
01 Dec 2006, 21:24
 
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Amazin selling Fingerworks iGesture Mini Keyboard
Replies: 34
Views: 11050

Wow. It was hard enough justifying the $350 to buy one of these new; now, I have to justify turning down $850 to keep it...?
by -jeffB
20 Nov 2006, 14:33
 
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Current :-/ FingerWorks items on eBay
Replies: 47
Views: 16140

For that matter, I wonder how many units FingerWorks actually shipped during their life as a company. More than a thousand? Probably, especially if you count iGesture pads. More than ten thousand? I'm not so sure.
by -jeffB
18 Sep 2006, 13:09
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: Petitioning Apple?
Replies: 5
Views: 3886

What would be interesting would be if two people were holding each other, if they could use one finger from one hand each and it would act as two fingers on one hand. Have to try that out, could lead to interesting experiments in collaboration. Especially since the two (or more) people would necess...
by -jeffB
01 Sep 2006, 15:36
 
Forum: Mouse: iGesture products
Topic: do i have to use my fingers
Replies: 7
Views: 4442

Re: Touchstream locks up usb port

I find my touchstream periodically locks up the usb ports so that everything stops working. If I unplug the touchstream, usb is freed up and works normally. I then replug the touchstream and it works fine also until it decides to lock up the usb again. Anyone know what causes this and if there's a ...
by -jeffB
28 Aug 2006, 13:56
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Touchstream locks up usb port
Replies: 8
Views: 3837

I get the feeling that ten or twenty years from now, when gestural recognition is finally widespread and reasonably usable, people will look back on the TouchStream much the same way people look back on Doug Engelbart's 1968 NLS demo . "How was that even possible with the technology of the time...
by -jeffB
21 Aug 2006, 19:50
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: User Interface of the Future...<pptttbbb>
Replies: 2
Views: 2694

Good... LORD! I knew I was spoiled with my TiBook, but I didn't know keyboard removal was THAT bad for the new machines! But now I've got a MacBook, with exactly zero chance of replacing the keyboard, even if I came into posession of a MacNTouch. :-/ Maybe somebody will come up with a hack to get be...
by -jeffB
09 Aug 2006, 15:33
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Will our MacNTouch's fit in the new MacBook Pro?
Replies: 7
Views: 3879

Just about had a heart attack...

I came in Monday, and discovered that I couldn't log on to a couple of the systems here. Went to our sysadmin, tried it from her machine, and it worked fine. NOW what? Could I be mistyping my password -- again and again and again ? Finally got fed up and typed my password into a text editor, and dis...
by -jeffB
09 Aug 2006, 15:28
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Just about had a heart attack...
Replies: 2
Views: 1842

Re: ...latest lifesign

He's not dead yet! I seem to recall that the lead time on patent processing can be several years, so I'm not sure how significant this really is. I wonder if it'll be possible to track assignment of this patent -- since FingerWorks doesn't exactly exist any more ("Address unknown"?), will ...
by -jeffB
20 Jun 2006, 14:53
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: Where did fingerworks go. Investigation
Replies: 21
Views: 28182

Wow, thenn, this is a find. congrats and hoorahs all around. On the spare chip end of things, I have received a response from one of the companies, the one that had 6 chips. They are priced at $6 each. Probably a rip off, if that was the real price the TS boards would have cost twice as much. They'...
by -jeffB
03 May 2006, 19:24
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Touchstream schematics
Replies: 5
Views: 2894

Re: Fruitful TouchStream Repair Tactics

Wow, looks like I missed some good stuff in the past couple of months... * Xilinx FPGA Chips: According to the mystery manufacturer who used to do repairs, one of the two Xilinx FPGA chips located on the RIGHT half processor board is the next most likely cause of LEFT half sensor block (i.e. 320 or ...
by -jeffB
03 May 2006, 19:22
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Fruitful TouchStream Repair Tactics
Replies: 29
Views: 10805

UMich discussion site -- a warning...

I signed up for a "U-M Friend Account" to post on the discussion thread, using a throwaway email address. Good thing, too; within four hours, I've already gotten three virus emails sent to that address! That's definitely a record...
by -jeffB
17 Feb 2006, 20:20
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: This HAS to be it - I recognize the gestures.......
Replies: 1
Views: 2370

I have seen a "no impact" keyboard that projects light onto anysurface you like, though I dont know how well it works? I imagine combined with a Wacom tablet the overall experience would be better than Fingerworks....... if the keyboard works well. http://www.virtual-laser-keyboard.com/ No gesture ...
by -jeffB
17 Feb 2006, 15:40
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: Has anyone found an alternative to their TouchStreams?
Replies: 27
Views: 13714

Re: Thanks...

Another brief update: even though it is the left half of one of my TouchStreams that is malfunctioning, the defect seems to be in the right half. I swapped in the left half from a keyboard that works, but powers up only once every several tries. The resulting keyboard had exactly the same problem: ...
by -jeffB
12 Aug 2005, 14:04
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Repair hints for TouchStream LP
Replies: 16
Views: 7075

An article posted yesterday (http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/hardware/dissect.ars) shows that the mouse does use capacitive sensing, but I'm going to be really annoyed if this is the only way FingerWorks technology gets applied going forward...
by -jeffB
04 Aug 2005, 17:36
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: I just found out that the company is dead!
Replies: 4
Views: 2861

Actually, it DOES use capacitive sensing! Just not very well:

http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/hardware/dissect.ars
by -jeffB
04 Aug 2005, 17:34
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: Apple? this sure seems like the multitouch technology
Replies: 8
Views: 3738
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